'Up All Night' review: Baby steps for NBC's new comedy


Christina Applegate and Will Arnett are both parents in real life which, one would assume, makes them uniquely qualified to take on the role of mom and dad to a newborn in NBC's latest entrant into the funny family category, "Up All Night."Applegate plays Reagan, a career-focused hip chick trying to reconcile mommyhood into her self-image as she returns to work after maternity leave. Arnett is the somewhat childlike husband, Chris, who gives up his job at a law firm to do the stay-at-home dad thing. Both of them seem somewhat shell-shocked by parenthood and not yet ready to give up their pre-kid party pasts.Maya Rudolph co-stars as Ava, Applegate's super-demanding boss -- an Oprah-like talk-show host with an ego the size of Chicago (and a sidekick in the form of -- wait for it! -- Nick Cannon). Rudolph's character had originally been a PR exec, but in August show creator Emily Spivey said changes...



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